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  1. Davis1891


    It’ll be interesting to see what Treliving has planned for this situation. He can be unpredictable sometimes
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    Agreed, as long as it’s more of a filler for Rittich (and anyone else in the pipes) to continue to grow as opposed as a mentor role. If he shines, then it’s an added bonus
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    It’s a little higher then what I hoped for, 2.25 max is what I thought. I’m okay with it though.
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    I’m not seeing anything posted anywhere that he’s actually signed, can you tell me what his contract is?
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    I’m thinking someone should create a fight club thread to take these types of arguments into, instead of clogging up the hockey talk.
  6. Dallas; No way Dallas trades Seguin for JH, they already have Benn as LW. Maybe Monahan ++, so basically overpayment. Anaheim; No to Getzlaf. Flat out no unless it’s for something cheap. He’s too old for a JH trade (33) and injuries are beginning to plague him. New Jersey; I’m torn on Hall. I’d like to see him here, but I don’t think he’s ever played a full season due to injuries. I’d rather stick with JH here. Tampa bay; Theres a slim possibility that maybe Tampa Bay might be willing to do something drastic to shake things up. JH for Stamkos? I’d love to see Point or Kucherov but I highly doubt they’re on the table, I think I might be okay with Stamkos which moves Mony down to our 2nd line, and Backs to our 3rd, which is where both belong. I’d probably move Tkatchuk up to 1st with him and then see who else meshes with him, maybe Neal if we can’t find any takers.
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    I don’t post a lot, but I’ve been a lurker for years and always respected what FF always had to say. Very sad news. RIP Larry. I’ll have a drink in your honour tonight.
  8. I have to disagree with most of this. We needed a top line RW, we signed Neal and traded for Lindholm. Lindholm has the potential to fill top RW position as well, perhaps right away, but likely in a couple years as Neal isn't getting any younger. But we now have two options at that position, and I'm sure that Lindholm will be taking up the mantle that's been missing since Iggy was traded. Ryan, I don't know much about him other than he's got a decent faceoff %. (59, 55, 56% respectfully) Monahans highest year was at 51%, Backlund at 48%. Ryan has now become our f/o guy, and those numbers are pretty decent. We can never have too many guys who know how to win draws. It's crucial in todays game, ,especially on the PK. I'd say we addressed those three needs quite well. I'm not sure how Hanafin will work out, but (of course there's no proof) Hamilton was reportedly a distraction in the locker room. (Boston as well) If those reports are accurate, then he had to go. It's a team effort. Put it this way, he's a top 4 RHS D considered a superstar by many, and he's now on his third team and he's only 25 years old. That speaks volumes to me, and only confirms the rumors of his locker room shenanigans. They also needed to shake up the locker room, players need to be held accountable. I'm hoping that Hanafin, whose numbers aren't that far off from Hamiltons (and younger at that), will only progress from here on out. There's no reason why he won't. Better culture, better team mates, and a moral boost by having a coach that wanted to bring him along for the ride. As of right now, I only give Hamilton a slight edge in being the better player. However, he was playing with Gio. (Remember how bad he was before he teamed up with him, his first year here?) Gio makes his partners better, and I think that were going to see that with his play in Carolina. I'd almost put money on his numbers regressing. I do agree with you on Goaltending. That's going to be our broken kneecap this season. Maybe there's just nothing available at this time, that wouldn't require a massive overpayment to land a better quality goalie, I don't know. But Smith's contract is up after this season (5 mil in cap space?), and there's always TDL to pick up a quality tender. So.... Upgrade on RW, times two. Upgrade on face off Upgrade on possession Upgrade on PK Upgrade on potential goal scoring Only slight downgrade on defense, but likely evens out or improves. Unknown PP Unknown goaltending Unknown coaching
  9. For me, the most frustrating part of this team was the lack of consistency. When they decided to show up, then it was clear that GG's systems were fine. Like when we blew Tampa up. That's the talent level we have, but unfortunately most nights we had too many floaters, and lazy skaters. While that problem is on GG'S shoulders, it does fall on the individual players as well. We all know the head scratching decisions that he made (no time outs, the love affair of putting Brouwer and/or Stajan out in the last minute of a period when were down by one, ECT ECT), but to me not addressing the lackadaisical effort of our boys was his biggest downfall, and needs to be addressed before we have another group of players with the 'country club' mentality. It seemed like he wanted to be friends instead of a boss. Everything that I've read about Peters is that he doesn't tolerate lack of effort or laziness. He isn't afraid to call out players. (One article mentioned that he might have to tone it down while in a Canadian market). And he isn't afraid to bench a star. This is something that our young guys (and vets) need right now, to nip it in the butt before it gets too out of hand. (Country club) His coaching style is vastly different than GG's, but they have similar systems. I think the way they play is great, I think it'll be an easy transition in that regard. So if we can get everything good that GG brought to the table, and replace his errors with what Peters brings, then I think we're going to see a much different team next season. It's all about accountably, and this team needs some.
  10. Do we think Treliving is professional enough to put aside the emotional aspect of hiring Sutter as coach? As a manager in my industry of 20 years, I once hired a previous manager and it was a defining and learning mistake. Would never do that again. I'm not saying Sutter would undercut him or anything, but if I was BT I'd always have the wonder and fear in the back of my mind. Would he put himself in that position? Would he choose another coach because of that reason? Maybe that's why ownership is getting involved.
  11. If we're sending Monahan anywhere, it should be to the Isle's to bring Tavares back this way.
  12. Is this worth worrying over, or just political maneuvering?
  13. Davis1891


    So we could lose him if he's having a stellar season, and up for an injury recall/sent back down after. That's too bad
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    a question about waivers... I know Ortio has to clear waivers to be sent back down, but what happens, say, mid season we have an injury? Does he have to clear waivers to come back up, and again when he's sent back down after said injury?
  15. I can't imagine he'd come cheap. I couldn't even guess on what it'd take to pry him out of the leafs, but it'd probably leave our cupboards barren. I've heard, over the past few years, that he's difficult to coach. Wether it's true or not, I'd rather not sell our future to take that chance.
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